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Please check back for additional speakers as they are added to the agenda

As of March 2nd, 2015
**Indianapolis will be on Eastern Daylight Time. All times listed are EDT.**

 ARPAS has approved 20 Continuing Education Credits for the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference and National Roundtable for Sustainable Aquaculture

Monday, March 23

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Indiana Agricultural Tour (Details and Schedule)

   Bunge Soy Processing Plant
   Lunch at the Back 40 Junction
   Bell Aquaculture

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

NIAA Committee Leaders Briefing / New Director Orientation

Tuesday, March 24

6:45 AM – 7:45 AM

Continental Breakfast

Opening General Session

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM

Introduction & Welcome

Mr. Ted McKinney - Director of Indiana Department of Agriculture

8:00 AM – 8:40 AM



21st Century Water Security and Implications for Animal Agriculture

Jay Famiglietti, PhD - Associate Professor at University of California, Irvine and Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Check him out on 60 Minutes, "Last Call at the Oasis" and his Tedx Talk 

8:40 AM - 9:10 AM 


How Ongoing Negative Media Coverage Is Impacting Animal Agriculture and What We Can Do About It

Ms. Janet Riley - Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Member Services at North 
American Meat Institute
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

Grab Your whiskey - The Fight for Water in the 21st Century

Ms. Aubrey Bettencourt - Executive Director with California Water Alliance

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Species Committee Meetings

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

NIAA Annual Business Membership Meeting (Members ONLY) (Lunch provided for those members who have RSVP'd to attend)

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Issue Council Meetings

  • Animal Health Emergency Management Council (Agenda)
  • Global Animal Health, Food Security and Trade Council (Agenda)
  • Antibiotics Council (Agenda)

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

NIAA Awards Reception

Wednesday, March 25

6:45 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM USAHA District-at-Large Meeting  

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Issues Council Meetings

  • Animal Care Council (Agenda)
  • Animal Identification & Information Systems           Council (Agenda)
  • Emerging Diseases Council (Agenda)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch (on your own)

Closing General Session

1:00 PM – 1:40 PM


Science of Land Health: Animals, Soil and Water

Dr. Frederick Kirschenmann - Distinguished Fellow, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University

1:40 PM – 2:20 PM


Irrigation Technology to Address Farmers' Varying Needs: Water Efficiency & Optimization, Improved Yields and Reduced Runoff

Mr. Chris van der Loo - Marketing Director for the Water Solutions Segment of the Agricultural Division at Trimble Navigation

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

When Animal Manure is Regulated like Municipal Dumps – Imposing RCRA Liability on Agricultural Operations

Ms. Deb Kristensen - Partner at Givens Pursley, LLP

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

National Roundtable for Sustainable Aquaculture (Agenda)

5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

NIAA BOD / Committee Leadership Meeting

National Roundtable for 

Sustainable Aquaculture

Thursday, March 26

6:45 AM – 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Welcome – Introductions & Goals

8:10 AM – 4:30 PM

National Roundtable for Sustainable Aquaculture

Marty Matlock, PhD, PE, BCEE - University of Arkansas and Office for Sustainability, Biological and Agricultural Engineering


National Institute for Animal Agriculture • 13570 Meadowgrass Drive, Suite 201 • Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921
Phone: (719) 538-8843 • Fax: (719) 538-8847 • Email:

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